Health - Page 19

The breath test that saves: Electronic nose detects lung cancer

Lung cancer threatens a person's ability to breathe, but a simple breath test could also diagnose it.

New apps help diabetics manage data and get support

Recently launched diabetes apps are giving diabetics more options to get their glucose readings, track their meals, and connect with their peers.

6 ways to achieve that post-spa skin glow – without leaving home

Get a little down and dirty with these homemade mud masks. Your face will thank you.

Shock-absorbing wheel eases wheelchairs over rough terrain

Wheelchair users discover a smoother ride with Softwheel's shock-absorbing wheel that uses a symmetric and selective suspension system.

5 herbal remedies backed by Israeli researchers

The benefits of these natural herbal remedies - from turmeric to cranberries - have been closely studied by scientists in Israel.

Blood test may be able to detect breast cancer before mammograms can

Octava Pink, a blood test developed by an Israeli life sciences startup, can detect breast cancer before a tumor has even formed.

Human evolution reveals clue to solving modern illnesses

Researchers say turning genes on and off in the human brain could be a clue to preventing Alzheimer's and other conditions.

Taming the desert to make healthy eating affordable

A recent study of Israel's costs for fresh fruit and vegetables found healthy eating affordable there compared to other countries around the world.

Why do children in Israel have fewer peanut allergies?

An Israeli peanut allergy study suggests that giving peanut products to children at an early age may reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

World Health Organization says we're all living longer

Life expectancies are up around the globe, according to the WHO report, which also ranks the 10 countries with the highest life expectancies.

Reinventing the wheelchair for children in need

Wheelchairs of Hope has a mission to help children in need. Here's how they're doing it - with a wheelchair for children that's affordable and lightweight.

Blood-pressure drug could prevent epilepsy after injury

An epilepsy drug treatment involving a drug commonly used for high blood pressure has been found to help head-trauma patients, in a breakthrough study.

Teddy bears help kids overcome fear of the doctor

The Teddy Bear Hospital project proves that teddy bears aren't just for cuddling; they're for teaching too!

Researchers find protein that may help reverse Alzheimer's

A protein shows promise to reverse Alzheimer's effects in mice, researchers at Tel Aviv University say. The protein blocks plaque accumulation in the brain.

Maternal instinct found in dads, too

Maternal instinct may need to be renamed parental instinct, as a new study suggests parenting changes the brains of fathers in the same way as mothers.